Organic Candied Rose Petals

When you think of roses you typically think of a bouquet of nice flowers someone may give to their significant other to show a sign of love.  What few know are that roses are one of the many flowers that are edible as well!

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Yes, it’s true!

“Flavors depend on type, color, and soil conditions. Flavors reminiscent of strawberries and green apples. Sweet, with subtle undertones ranging from fruit to mint to spice. All roses are edible, with the flavor being more pronounced in the darker varieties.” Also prior to buying the flowers be sure that the flowers have not been sprayed with pesticide.  Very important! I decided to make some today as I will be using them for a cake topping and decor. So easy to make. All you need is the following:

  1. Roses or any flower of your choice (organic/not sprayed with pesticide).
  2. egg whites
  3. different color sanding sugar (Click HERE to learn how to make sanding sugar) 
  4. parchment paper (used for petals to dry on)
  5. Small watercolor brush (optional) *I just used my hands to dip the petals and coat the sugar

Pretty simple just dip each rose petal in the egg wash then cover with sugar and set on parchment paper to dry overnight. Yep that’s all there is to it!  Also when using roses be sure to remove the bitter white portion of the petals. For info on more edible flowers and a helpful chart/guide click HERE.

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I also made some chocolate cherry bark with the candied roses!

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I also made a raw vegan blueberry cheesecake (my first time making a raw vegan cake) and garnished the dessert with the roses!

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I love the blue and yellow colors of sanding sugar I made. The rose petals make a nice snack in itself.  I snacked on a few! These would garnish any cake, cupcake or special dessert and make a beautiful presentation!  Now who wants some cheesecake?

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